George A. Withers
1926 - 2022
Obituary of George A. Withers
George A. Withers
Frankfort - Mr. George A. Withers, 96, of Brockway Rd. Frankfort passed away Sunday, August 21, 2022 in St. Elizabeth's Medical Center after a short illness.
He was born on Frankfort Hill, New York on July 1, 1926, the son of the late Burdett and Elizabeth Farrell Withers and he attended Frankfort Schools. George was drafted into the US Army at the age of 18. He was a proud veteran of World War II having served in the Pacific Theater and was Honorably Discharged on October 31, 1946. He was married to Vivian Roberts on July 29, 1950 in New Hartford. George was a Certified Mechanic for McRorie Sautter Buick, Utica and later ended his working career at the age of 75 as the grounds keeper at Forest Hill Cemetery. George was a member of IAM-NPF Union and served as a Steward for many years.
George enjoyed NASCAR racing and attended races in person locally and watched all the major races on TV. He was a huge country music fan and had the pleasure of visiting Nashville and Branson to see some of his favorite stars. He was a dad, grandpa and great grandpa and will be deeply missed by all of his family.
George is survived by his beloved wife of 72 years, Vivian Withers of Frankfort; one son and daughter in law, Butch and his wife, Karen Bullis Withers; two daughters and one son in law, Darlene Gill and Georgene and her husband, Frank Viti Jr; his grandchildren, Dan and his wife, Lynn Gill, Andrew and his wife, Erin Joy Gill, Erin and her husband, Chad Cornelius, Dana and her husband, Jon Giangiacomo and Frank and his wife, Rachel Viti III; nine great grandchildren; two brothers in law, three sisters in law and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by one sister, Loretta Withers Doolen and one son in law, Daniel P. Gill.
Calling hours will be Saturday, August 27 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at the V.J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home Inc. 203 Second Ave., Frankfort. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Frankfort Hill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the V.J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc. 203 Second Avenue, Frankfort.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in George’s memory may be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, PO Box 758589, Topeka, Kansas 66675-9950. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be placed on George’s online memorial page by going to www.iocovozzifuneralhomes.com
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